5 Jun 2000 sad   » (Journeyer)

Well, we are 93% full now. That's a little over 40 places left.

Lots of mayhem happens at 1.5 months before the event. This is the time when we check everybody to make sure that everyone has paid for the event, gotten a confirmation number, etc. We sort out any billing issues. We figure out who hasn't paid for the conference, and send them a warning that their spot may be given to someone else. That usually gets their butts in gear.

We check that everyone's names are correct for the badges. (A surprising number of people submitted their names all in UPPER CASE.) Boring, tedious stuff all around. :)

In the personal realm: I introduced Willy to Sharon. Sharon is a friend of mine from the 10'oClock play group. She has a pug named Puck. (Named after the Elf in the Shakespearean play, not the little round thing in hockey.) They both had said something to the effect of: "It's so hard to meet people in Ottawa." I'm loathe to do more that introduce people to each other, for fear that they may start dating, and have the whole thing end in a fiery crash, leaving a horrible twisted mass of relationship wreckage.

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